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Daily Mail - Great Britain

Sheridan Smith’s West End show Funny Girl called off after she slurred her lines

Fans expressed concern for the well-being of the 34-year-old actress after the performance of Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre in London, which was called to a halt after just 15 minutes.

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 7:05 am

Nurse left infertile has daughter after stress of cycling accident kick-started hormones

Kate Mansbridge, 43, from Birmingham, was lucky to survive the incident. But it triggered a sudden adrenaline rush restarting her reproductive hormones – and she is now mother to Ruby.

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 5:54 am

Springwatch’s Chris Packham tells how his dog’s death nearly drove him to SUICIDE

The death of Chris Packham’s dog Fish led the presenter to suicidal thoughts. He said he was only saved by his two new dogs – poodles Itchy and Scratchy bought by partner Charlotte Corney.

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 5:12 am

Moderate drinkers less likely to get ill and enjoy life, says Alcohol and Alcoholism report

A study by Finnish researchers has found that those who have up to a third of a bottle of wine – or two small glasses – with food every day suffer fewer illnesses and have a more positive outlook on life.

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 2:28 am

UK weather combines rain and cold set to ruin another bank holiday, MICHAEL FISH explains

As a small group of islands on the edge of a vast Atlantic ocean, the British Isles have always had some of the most changeable weather in the world, writes MICHAEL FISH.

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 2:24 am

Why did Philip Green let Dominic Chappell get hold of BHS?

Armed with little more than bravado, the incorrigible chancer Dominic Chappell (pictured), who had no retail experience, no credibility and no money, seized ownership of the 169-store chain.

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 2:20 am

The Beatles’ Ringo Starr looks younger than son Jason as they step out in Hollywood

The real secret of Ringo’s youthful glow is his happy marriage to Barbara Bach, and their mutual rescue from a hell of drink and drugs. He has also embraced the Californian lifestyle, which suits him.

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 1:42 am

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC - Great Britain

Nail-biting start for Russia’s new Vostochny space centre

Nervous start for new Russian cosmodrome

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 12:05 am

Why the country most poisoned by Chernobyl is going nuclear

The country worst hit by Chernobyl gets its own reactor

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 11:29 pm

Mobile roaming charges cut within EU

UK consumers using their mobile phones in Europe will see cheaper bills from Saturday, as a further cap on roaming charges takes effect.

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 11:12 pm

Irish parties reach deal on government

The two largest parties in the Republic of Ireland reach agreement on the shape of a future government.

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 10:26 pm

US accuses Russia over jet manoeuvre

A Russian jet fighter intercepted a US Air Force plane in an “unsafe and unprofessional manner” over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon says.

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 10:24 pm

Thirteen dead in Norway helicopter crash

All 13 people on board a helicopter which crashed near the Norwegian city of Bergen are presumed dead, rescuers say.

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 9:22 pm

VIDEO: Thirteen presumed dead in Norway crash

Thirteen people are presumed dead after a crash near Bergen in Norway, in which eyewitnesses say the rotor blades separated from the helicopter.

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 6:57 pm

NPR - United States

Fact Check: Has President Obama ‘Depleted’ The Military?

Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, claim President Obama has slashed defense spending and will leave his successor with a weaker force. We break it down.

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 2:14 am

Hospital Bombings Highlight Challenges Health Care Providers Face In War Zones

NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks with Jonathan Whittall, head of humanitarian analysis for Doctors Without Borders, about how bombings of hospitals affect relief organizations in war zones.

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 8:24 pm

Senate Critics Question Legality Of Military Operation In Syria

Critics in the Senate charge that, of all the foreign forces operating in Syria today, the Russians are on the most solid legal ground. Damascus has invited Russia to make its deployment, whereas neither Congress nor Syria has ever explicitly authorized any American military involvement there.

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 8:24 pm

Pakistan’s Army Chief Gains Power Under Democratic Rule

Pakistan has a democratically elected government, but the power of the army is growing and so is that of the man who runs it.

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 8:24 pm

U.S. Releases Final Report On Deadly Hospital Attack In Afghanistan

The Pentagon released its final report into what it called the accidental destruction of a hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed more than 40 people. More than a dozen troops were disciplined, but none are facing courts-martial or other punishment beyond reprimands expected to end their careers.

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 8:24 pm

Pentagon Report Says Airstrike On Afghan Hospital Wasn’t A War Crime

The Pentagon’s investigation says none of the military personnel involved knew they were attacking a hospital. It says the assault, which killed dozens of people, was caused by a series of errors.

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 7:47 pm

K-Tel Founder And Infomercial Icon Philip Kives Dies At 87

He started the company in the 1960s and struck gold pitching gadgets such as the Veg-O-Matic food slicer.

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 4:17 pm

The Jerusalem Post - Israel

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Voice of America - US Government

Rescue Crews Search for Survivors After Kenya Building Collapse

Rescue crews in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, are searching for survivors after flooding caused a seven-story residential building to collapse, trapping an unknown number of people inside.

Arnolda Shiundu, a spokeswoman for the Kenya Red Cross, said authorities don’t know how many people are trapped in the rubble, but added “we fear there are still several of them.”

“It is too early to speak about dead people,” she said. “We don’t have that information. We are still searching. A crane…

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 5:04 am

Former US Employee Admits Selling Nuclear Secrets to China

A former U.S. government employee has pleaded guilty to traveling to China to provide the Chinese government with restricted information about nuclear technology, court records unsealed Friday show.

Federal records show Ching Ning Guey admitted he was paid by the Chinese government for nuclear information while working as a manager for the Tennessee Valley Authority, a U.S. government-owned electric utility.

The indictment, kept sealed for more than a year, charged Guey with one count…

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 1:38 am

Venezuela’s Top Beer Maker Halts Output in Dispute with Government

Venezuela’s largest beer maker halted the last of its four production plants Friday in a spat with the government over access to foreign currency, threatening a shortage in a nation already hit by severe scarcities of food and other products.

Empresas Polar, the largest private company in Venezuela, had warned it would end production on Friday because President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government was refusing to release dollars to import malted barley under strict exchange…

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 1:14 am

Astronomers Find Tailless Comet, First of its Kind

Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system’s formation and evolution, according to research published Friday in the journal Science Advances.

The so-called “Manx” comet, named after a breed of cats without tails, was made of rocky materials that are normally found near Earth. Most comets are made of ice and other frozen compounds and were formed in the solar system’s…

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 12:26 am

UN Official: People with Albinism Risk ‘Extinction’ in Malawi

People with albinism in Malawi are at risk of “systemic extinction” due to relentless attacks fueled by superstitions, the United Nations’ top expert on albinism said Friday on her first official visit in her new role.

At least 65 cases of violence against people with albinism — including killings and dismemberment — have been recorded by police in Malawi since late 2014, said Ikponwosa Ero, the U.N.’s independent expert on human rights and albinism.

People with…

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 12:12 am

Moscow Cools Anti-Western Rhetoric at Security Conference

Tensions between Russia and the United States have escalated over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, but there were signs at an international security conference in Moscow this month that the Kremlin may be softening its tone toward the West.

The fifth annual Moscow Conference on International Security, hosted by Russia’s Defense Ministry April 27-28, included top military officials from more than 80 countries, as well as influential Russians seen as barometers of the Kremlin’s…

Posted on 30 April 2016 @ 12:00 am

Jobs, Trade Agreements Among Top Concerns for Indiana Workers

If you visit Sully’s Bar and Grill in West Indianapolis most afternoons, its parking lot is usually a hive of activity, thanks to the large number of workers from the nearby Carrier manufacturing facility who make up much of the restaurant’s regular crowd.

For many Carrier employees, Sully’s is a place to grab some food and relax. On this rainy afternoon, the front step of Sully’s is a temporary refuge for Robert James and Vickie Burress.

They routinely meet in front of…

Posted on 29 April 2016 @ 11:19 pm


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